December 2011 Issue

Spray equipment still evolving

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The Raven spray controller has brought major improvements to orchard spraying.
Courtesy Blueline Equipment

A major breakthrough in orchard spray technology in

Mixed experiences with platforms

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Pasco grower Denny Hayden said a platform works well in high-density systems but he’s not ready to throw

Mildew resistance quest continues

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Next year, Nnadozie Oraguzie will begin field testing a new generation of mildew-resistant sweet cherry selections as he works to

Precise IPM requires good data

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This Washington State University weather station in Tonasket is part of the AgWeatherNet service, providing growers with detailed environmental data.
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Ready for mechanization

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Qin Zhang explains during a WSU field day how he is working to improve the mechanical cherry harvester

Krymsk rootstocks show advantages

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Lynn Long (left) and grower Dave Meyer discuss pruning strategies in a block of fifth-leaf Chelan trees on the Krymsk

Focusing on tomorrow today

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Apple, pear, and walnut growers will have several opportunities this winter to learn how to take advantage of natural enemies

$3.1 million for Washington specialty crops

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved funding of $3.1 million for projects to support Washington State’s fruit and

Cover crop choice takes time and research

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The ladino clover cover crop thrived for the first two years but has begun to decline.
Geraldine Warner

Apple growers who are

Research spinoffs result in smarter sprayers

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The variable output nozzles and adjustable louver, developed for this citrus sprayer as part of a specialty crop research project,

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